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The Box Pro 2012...Pipe Winner Josh Hubbard is ready for more shacks & launches

Last years extreme final day conditions set the stage for another amazing contest at one of Australia wildest slabs. The trials will once again be staged at Gas Bay and the main event will feature the new “Show-down” format that will be used in 2012. Margret River will light up with the worlds best riders from March 26. 2012 Box Pro

2012 Box Pro

The second event on the 2012 GSS is fast approaching and competitors are encouraged to enter the event via the online registration at

The Box Pro will take place from March 26th till April 4th with the two-day trials at Gas bay (March26-27)

Amaury Lavernhe on a wobbly wave at Box

The cut off date for online entries is Friday 23rd March at 7pm (WADST) however there will be a last minute check in for late entries at the Knights Tavern (40 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA, 6285 Western Australia Map)

Entries received after March 23rd will lose ALL seeding rights and go into the first round of the trials

The Box Pro is also the first stop on the IBA Australasia National Tour and will offer the maximum 3 Star points in the “Dual-rated” contest.

Wildcards Brad Hughes, Chad Jackson & Nick Omerod will join the Top 24 and 8 trialists in the new 32 man “Showdown” draw.

This will be the first time that the IBA unveil its brand new format that features 4, 3 & 2 man heats as well as 2 Non-elimination rounds.

Magno Passos charging towards the Finals at last years event

IBA World Tour, tour manager Terry McKenna explains

“This is a great format that was designed and approved by some of the worlds top riders. Its got everything that the spectators and competitors love and the R4 non-elimination round will allow riders to explore the boundaries of progressive riding” he said.

Defending champion and long-time local Ryan Hardy has been keeping an eye on the charts and says that the infamous right reef is starting to light up leading into the event window.

“The Box is just starting to show signs of life over the last few weeks with a few good days. Its this period of the year that it fires and that’s why the event was scheduled in this time frame” said Hardy.

All enquiries please call Terry McKenna on 0401023661 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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